Today’s post is for C R Simper’s Rift Watcher. We will have info about the book and author. A great interview with C R Simper. As well as a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.
Happy Reading 🙂
Sixteen-year-old Onnie, newly minted adult, isn’t sure what she wants in life, but she is sure what she doesn’t want, and going off to the Interplanetary Alliance’s Academy is at the top of that list. When she purposely flunks the entrance exam, she’s certain that’s why her father commanded her and her brother Jayesh to return to Rift Watcher Station. As Onnie settles into her new life on Rift Watcher, will she find a place of her own?
Chief Medical Officer Darragh Conally has issues. And secrets. As Onnie determinedly worms her way into his life and forges a friendship he doesn’t want, those secrets come dangerously close to being exposed. But how do you tell the Captain’s daughter to back off without risking your job?
There’s something wrong with the relationship between the Galladirans and the Earthers. It’s all polite on the surface; too polite. And Onnie can feel the tension rippling underneath. How long will it be until things break wide open?
Is there any book that really inspired you as a writer (fiction, craft, etc.)
Twilight. I’m not quite sure how to put this, but I did not find myself particularly impressed by all of the technical elements of the story, but it gave me the feeling of “I could do this, too,” that made me finally willing to start looking into publishing.
Panster or plotter?
Panster all the way.
Anything else you’d like to share with other writers about the process?
The more you write, the easier it is to get your ideas onto a page. That doesn’t mean what you put on the page will be automatically good, but once it’s on the page, it can be edited into something better. An unfinished story is never going to get published.
Anything else you’d like your readers to know about you or your books?
I prefer to write about people, exploring their struggles and personalities, far more than I need a fast-moving plot. I hope some people out there will enjoy my style.
How does writing impact other parts of your life?
Don’t ever drop in at my house without at least 1/2 hour notice so I can make sure my sitting room is clean. ‘Nuf said. Most importantly, two of my daughters enjoy writing. I hope to inspire them.
C R Simper was raised seven miles north of a small town, with two sisters, thirteen dogs, and an open sky painted every night with billions of stars. This unharried childhood allowed time for much reading, which led into a desire to create stories of worlds beyond her own.
She is a member of the American Night Writer’s Association. She has two published short stories in the Steampunk genre. Besides writing, she has a passion for genealogy, volleyball, and bargain hunting.